Rental property

NZ Herald 24 February 2024

Q&As:
– Drip feeding savings can really add up
– Sell the rental and earn more elsewhere
– Prepare for rental property disasters
– Couple has to pay the chauffeur!
– Envy or pride? Reactions to letters from the rich
– Lunch out on NZ Super
– Everyone should have enduring powers of attorney (EPAs)
– Would a maximum tax be good?
– Decimal currency ripped off kids!

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NZ Herald 17 February 2024

Q&As:
– How should terminal cancer patient handle her money?
– Tax ideas:
   – Tax-free amount for low earners?
   – Get rid of cash?
   – Use GST only?
   – Don’t forget brightline test
– Yes, you have plenty to retire on…
– … Superannuitant gets along fine on just NZ Super

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NZ Herald 10 February 2024

Q&As:
– Rental is draining couple’s money. Should they sell?
– A reader and I disagree over tax
– Paying tax “buys civilization”
– What about the kids in the lolly shop?
– More info on how much you can spend in retirement
– 6 Q&As about people discovering unclaimed money

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NZ Herald 23 December 2023

Q&As:
– Couple in their 90s find “hidden treasure”
– First home at 23, with no family help
– How to get 14-year-old into shares
– “Never give up — and know about the family finances”
– Couple very happy on $80,000 income
– How I did the maths last week

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NZ Herald 16 December 2023

Q&As:
– Do fund managers “do nothing but take fees”?
– A good alternative to KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals
– Switching to a cheaper rental property has its pluses
– Control inflation by raising KiwiSaver contributions?

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NZ Herald 9 December 2023

Q&As:
– Laddering savings while studying for a new career
– Dodging the rental property bright-line test
– Using KiwiSaver money to buy a UK house
– Go for the pension scheme with the employer contributions
– No need to close KiwiSaver when living overseas
– Are your contributions included in your KiwiSaver return?

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NZ Herald 25 November 2023

Q&As:
– Get rid of the rental and get on with enjoying life!
– Reader gets it upside down on KiwiSaver fees
– When it’s good to be in more than one KiwiSaver fund
– Rental property not all that “safe(ish)”
– Shares are a great alternative to property

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NZ Herald 18 November 2023

Q&As:
– Tips for a 26-year-old on how saving for a home
– A 50% house price drop? 30% has happened
– Changes strengthen landlord argument
– Tough gifting rules for elderly care subsidy
– One way around the care subsidy rules?
– Divorce not the answer unless real

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NZ Herald 11 November 2023

Q&As:
– Are house prices too high?
– Bank needs to improve KiwiSaver withdrawal options
– In residential care subsidy rules, do charity donations count?
– My mistake with gifting number
– 2 Q&As on care subsidy details
– Legal execs “are not secretaries”

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NZ Herald 23 September 2023

Q&As:
– Insider tips from KiwiSaver provider about employee contributions
– Use KiwiSaver at 65 to pay off overdraft
Plus:
– Upside Downside: Risky behaviour: Taking on more volatility than you can cope with
– Risky behaviour: Letting your emotions rule your investment decisions
– Risky behaviour: Taking on more work or worry than expected

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